October 26, 2010
Congratulations to Masako Fukawa and Stanley Fukawa, whose book Spirit of the Nikkei Fleet: BC’s Japanese Canadian Fishermen has won the English 2010 Canada-Japan Literary Award. Spirit of the Nikkei Fleet was a finalist for the 2010 Bill Duthie Bookseller’s Choice Award.
The Canada-Japan Literary Awards, presented by the Canada Council for the Arts, recognize literary excellence by Canadian authors writing on Japan, Japanese themes or themes that promote mutual understanding between Japan and Canada.
October 26, 2010
Sylvia Olsen’s Counting On Hope has won the third annual Bolen Books Children’s Book Prize at an awards gala in Victoria on October 13. Counting on Hope was a finalist for the 2010 Sheila Eggoff Children’s Literature Prize. Congratulations Sylvia!
Hear Our Voices was made possible by ArtsStarts in Schools, the City of North Vancouver, and North Vancouver School District 44. Check out this incredible article in the North Shore Outlook where the students discuss how writing changed their lives. Some of the students also had the opportunity to read from their works at The Word On The Street Vancouver.
ArtStarts in Schools currently has a Hear Our Voices exhibition which includes First Nations art and a copy of the anthology. The artwork was created by youth working with Aboriginal artists from communities around BC.
October 21, 2010
The ReLit Awards, Canada’s prize for small press–published literature, were handed out last night in Ottawa.
Novel: The Beautiful Children by Michael Kenyon (Thistledown)
Poetry: Red Nest by Gillian Jerome (Nightwood)
Short Story: Buying Cigarettes for the Dog by Stuart Ross (Freehand)
Congratulations to Gillian (who was nominated for the 2010 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize), Michael and Stuart!